This tour delivers on its promises: First, imposing glaciers take turns with sparkling mountain lakes in front of the ceiling-high windows. Shortly afterwards, the train winds its way down to Italy, where you can continue to Lugano by bus. Palm trees, vineyards and mild temperatures dominate this stretch. Immerse yourself in a little “dolce vita” before tackling the historic Gotthard Line to Luzern the following day. A truly picturesque and extremely varied round trip by train.
Rail journey from residence (or for international guests: from the Swiss border or airport) to Chur
1 overnight stay with breakfast in the hotel in Chur
Rail journey on the Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano
Bus trip in the Bernina Express Bus from Tirano to Lugano
1 overnight stay with breakfast in a hotel in Lugano
Rail journey from Lugano to Lucerne
1 overnight stay with breakfast in a hotel in Lucerne
Rail journey from Lucerne back to the residence (or for international guests: to the Swiss border or airport)
Day 1: Arrival in Chur by train 2nd class from Swiss residence or border/airport. Overnight in Chur.
Day 2: Today you travel with the Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from the high, towering glaciers of the mountains down to the swaying palms of Italy: the Bernina Express is the highest railway line across the Alps, linking the Northern and Southern Europe – and in the most spectacular way. Overnight in Lugano.
Day 3: Train journey from Lugano to Lucerne. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel; with 57 kilometres it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 17 minutes to travel this flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Optional add the Gotthard Panorama Express. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 4: Return train trip to Swiss residence or border/airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.